Sometimes after a much needed break you’re raring to go again, but more often than not, getting back into the swing of things after having had some time off can be a hard slog. Now they say that the best cure for the post holiday blues is to book your next holiday, or have something else to look forward too, so if you can’t quite afford your next trip just yet, then the obvious choice would be to book yourself your favourite treatment with us – and we have some great offers available for you during September.
However, if you need something to keep you going, or a little push to help you to reassess your goals and get yourself back on track, take a look at this great video with motivational quotes from Jim Carey – we think you’ll like it.
We all know how great a good night’s sleep feels. Follow our divine before-bed relaxation ritual to help ease tension and restore your equilibrium. The ultimate way to treat skin, body and soul:
Step 1 – Create The Perfect Ambiance
Draw yourself a warm bath and drizzle two capfuls of DRIFT AWAY relaxing bathing and massage oil. It will turn the water beautifully milky, so the moisturising properties and blend of essential oils can penetrate the skin.
Whilst the bath is filling up, light a SIESTA FOREVER relaxing soya aromatic candle and put in a safe place in the bathroom. Turn on some relaxing, gentle music and grab your favourite fluffy towel. Spritz QUIETUDE flaming mist on your towel, robe and in the air around you.
Step 2 – Go On,Drift Away
By now your bath should be ready. Sink in and relax. Breathe in the vapours with long, deep, slow breaths. Close your eyes, go over the day in your mind and bring to remembrance at least 3 things that you are thankful for – big or small.
Step 3 – Treat Yourself To a Mask
Apply your favourite facial mask – the steam from the bath will help open up your pores and all the goodness will penetrate even deeper.
After about 20-30 minutes you can remove the mask with fresh water and a TAKE IT OFF muslin cleansing cloth. Hop out of the bath and pat yourself dry.
Step 4 – Wrap Your Skin In A Duvet
Take a generous scoop of DUVET comforting body cream and massage gently into your body, starting at the toes and working up each leg, torso, back (get a friend to help!) then from fingers to arms. Your skin will feel smooth, toned and deliciously spa’d out.
Step 5 – Time to Repose
When you are ready to sleep, take a half teaspoon size of REPOSE aromatherapy resting cream and rub it into your palms. Take your hands to your face and breath deeply before massaging your face and neck. The ingredients in the formula have been chosen for their natural ability to help aid restful sleep. You can also apply to your pulse points to bring a sense of peace and calm.
Studies at universities in Miami and California have found that practising gratitude can help us feel more optimistic which in turn can make us healthier. It doesn’t have to be huge life changing things, simply acknowledging what you are thankful for – whether in daily lists, notes in a jar, or just in your head – makes us more content.
Psychologist Emma Kenny says that “Our brains are adaptable, and by practising new habits and way of thinking we can “learn” to be happy’. So lets get started then!
Focusing on the positive – get on board with initiatives such as #100happydays or #lovemelovenotes which will help you to focus on the great things that are happening in your life on a daily basis.
Use your time online to inspire – use the power of positive affirmation to boost your mood by changing your passwords to positive phrases like ‘I@mawe$ome’, ‘Ic4nd0it’, ‘I@men0ugh!’ etc
Money can buy happiness – according to recent research the simple act of having something that you enjoy to look forward to can make you happier, so rather than heading off for a spot of retail therapy for material objects, buy experiences such as concert tickets, days out, or a manicure.
Do nothing – as our lives get ever busier, it’s essential that we take time out and just ‘be’. Turn off technology and tune into your senses; savour being in the moment.
Practice acts of kindness – abundance is a high vibration so giving or doing something to/for someone else without expecting anything in return changes your thinking.
All sounds great doesn’t it, but the best part about shifting our thinking and raising our positive energy is, the happier you feel, the more you will draw happy experiences (and people) to yourself because you are operating at a different frequency. So what are you waiting for?